Don't Include Stairs in Tenant's Square Footage

If your commercial property has more than one level, it will have at least one set of stairs. You may be wondering if you could include the stairs leading to, say, the dance studio in the square footage, and whether it’s customary, or even legal, to include stairs leading to a second-story office or retail property when calculating the square feet to be leased. What if the stairs are the only access to the leased area?

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